Inside the Enhanced Reporting Capabilities of Absolute DDS 6
Inside the Enhanced Reporting Capabilities of Absolute DDS 6

When endpoints are dispersed across multiple locations and users are constantly on the move, visibility into all devices is key. Nearly half of corporate data is stored on an endpoint device, often with little or no visibility over those devices or the data they contain. The endpoint presents one of the largest risks for corporate data security, from the expanded attack surface to the amplification of the insider threat. Right now, exploited mobile devices account for one third of cyber security incidents, not to mention the myriad of other ways employees intentionally or accidentally put data at risk on the endpoint.

To properly assess risk, you need effective data collection from each device: robust, highly flexible reporting and alerts related to changes in key attributes. In Absolute DDS 6, we launched a new feature, Endpoint Data Discovery (EDD) to identify and track sensitive data, but also launched enhanced reporting capabilities to help you shine a light on the endpoint, gaining greater visibility and more actionable information to respond to security incidents.

Absolute DDS leverages the reliable two-way connection Persistence technology provides to communicate with devices, regardless of user or location, offering you timely device information, including a wealth of new data points. In our Enhanced Reporting feature sheet, we outline some of these reporting capabilities, including:

  • Policy and device groups to support data collection and policy enforcement. Together, Policy and Device Groups control the detection and collection of information from selected Windows, Mac and Android devices in your deployment for a truly multi-platform, on/off network endpoint visibility strategy
  • Customized hardware and software reporting as well as predefined reporting. Create a standardized report such as a software overview or devices with active policies, or create a custom list that looks at specific fleets of devices, such as Android devices or Apple devices, which provides personalized information to match your specific needs. Our feature sheet outlines a host of new attributes that can now be monitored.

It is estimated that, by 2020, 5 billion users will be connected to 4.3 devices each. Your organization is faced with the challenge of supporting a mobile workforce while securing the sensitive data that resides on a growing number of devices. Read more about how you can gain visibility into all of these devices with the Enhanced Reporting capabilities of Absolute DDS 6.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Arieanna Schweber

Arieanna Schweber has been a part of the Absolute writing team since 2007. Arieanna was Canada’s first female professional blogger and has been professionally blogging since 2006 and has spoken at leading blogging conferences including BlogHer and Northern Voice. Arieanna has a joint degree in Business and Communications from Simon Fraser University and continues to build communities for Vancouver-based clients.